Plymouth Business School

BA (Hons) International Management

Deepen your knowledge of the international business environment and your understanding how organisations operate in both multicultural and world contexts. Gain a thorough awareness of management and how it is successfully applied globally. Complete this final year of an honours degree with us and you’ll graduate fully prepared for a career in the world of international business.

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1 year
Start date
August 2014
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Key features

• Choose to top-up to an honours degree and enhance your career prospects with this one year course.

• Develop your understanding of the major economic, political, legal and cultural factors within international business.

• Choose modules that suit your interests from international trade and finance, marketing and global supply chains to organisational leadership.

• Benefit from tutors who not only provide excellent teaching but also great pastoral care.

Course details

  • Course overview
  • Discover how and why businesses innovate and why enterprise is critical in our core global enterprise module. Choose modules that align with your interests – discover more about international marketing and organisational leadership. Learn about the key elements of human resource management, look into current concepts, trends and issues within global supply chains and develop your understanding of international trade and finance.
    Core modules
    • BSO302 Global Enterprise

      A module providing advanced study of contemporary international business and theory.

    Optional modules
    • ELC305 English for Academic Purposes

    • BSO312 Global Supply Chains

      This module deals with issues in the Global Supply Chain, this would typically involve, logistics, customer service, inventory management, transportation, materials handling, management of logistical information, inbound logistics and purchasing, the global logistics environment, supply chain strategy(ies), performance measurement.

    • HRS302 International and Comparative HRM

      Students are introduced to: the implications of globalisation for HRM and labour, the particular human resource management problems confronted by Multinational organisations; human resource management systems in a range of different national contexts; and the social dimension of the EU and its implications for HRM.

    • MKT303 International Marketing

      An integrative module acquainting the students with the international business environment, the international marketing planning process and issues in implementation of international marketing plans.

    • ECN317 International Trade and International Finance

      This module explores the economic implications of globalisation by investigating current trends in international trade and capital markets. Students on the module will investigate major trends in international trade, why trade occurs and why governments intervene and the balance of payments, exchange rates and the international monetary system, and discuss the implications of the globalisation of economic activity.

    • BMG302 Organisational Leadership

      A multi-layered perspective examines the role of leadership in relation to structural, social, political, cultural and psychological processes at individual, team, organisational and national levels. The ethical and moral responsibilities of corporate leaders are critiqued as is the inter-relationship between leadership, governance, decision-making and change.

    • HRS310 Women in Business

      This module is for anyone who is interested in women in the World of business. It aims to address the 'invisibility' of women in the mainstream business course literature by exploring gender perspectives in specific work contexts (e.g. large corporate, SME, micro, self- employed, informal economy). The module tackles contemporary issues, debating topics that are simultaneously enlightening and inspiring, as well as disconcerting and raw.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Entry requirements


You must have completed a foundation degree or equivalent with a business or management emphasis which includes a module in marketing.

English language requirements

Fees & funding

Home/EU £9,000 International £11,500

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Gordon Smith – International Management Programme Lead

Gordon Smith has a strong commitment to the pastoral care of his students and alumni. He’s built strong connections with international partner institutions and works closely with current students, to promote their course on University open days.

Read more about Gordon’s teaching and research interests